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Ollie Mae Manuel Wilson

JONES COUNTY: Ollie Mae Manuel Wilson, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 8, at a local hospital. Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, at Gray Memorial Chapel in Gray.

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• Otis Wayne Blalock, 77, passed away on Thursday, July 9. The funeral is set for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15 at Slater’s.

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From dirt to gridiron: Work continues on improvements to JCHS athletic facilities

While there remains some conjecture as to whether or not a full season will take place for Jones County athletics going into the fall, one thing is certain. A number of those student-athletes will be looking forward to competing on facilities that are being significantly upgraded.

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Deputy roughed up during scuffle

Two deputies responded to a call earlier this month “in reference to a possible domestic disturbance” and death threats on Shady Rest Court, located just several hundred yards away from the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center.

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Arson suspected at motel

The Milledeville Fire Department continues to work a weekend blaze at the Relax Inn on North Columbia Street as an arson investigation.

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Alarm sounded over ambulance delays

For the past 20 years, Jones County has had the benefit of 24/7 ambulance service, and for most of that time the ambulance has been staged in the city limits of Gray.

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Hours cut for testing

The increase in cases of the novel coronavirus has slowed since last week but remains at 30%, higher than the 13-county North Central Health District’s rate of new cases at 27%.

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